Most parents don’t want their 17 year old daughters to get pregnant. In order to help quell teenage pregnancy, the GOP has pushed “abstinence only programs”.
You see, sex education, to these people, is a bad thing. It only encourages teenagers to have sex and get pregnant, where either they’ll go to hell by having an abortion, or have a child out of wedlock. However, it appears the “abstinence only” programs pushed by Bush and the religious right haven’t worked out so well. There’re famous people like Britney Speares sister (Bush supporters) who got pregnant at sixteen years old. And now Bristol Palin, the seventeen year old daughter of GOP vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin, has admitted that she’s pregnant.
Sarah Palin’s 17-year-old , unmarried daughter is five months pregnant, the campaign has announced. Hoping to quell internet rumors about about her youngest son, Palin released the news about her daughter Bristol earlier today
Obviously the “abstinence only” programs haven’t worked for the Palin family. But maybe they don’t believe in them. If not, they should think about joining a different church, and a different political party. Because right now, they’re coming off like typical GOP moral authority hypocrites.
Googling Palin and “abstinence only” I came across this ugly rumor.
Along with all the stories making their way through the news cycle is one regarding Trig Palin, her youngest child. Apparently, there has been suspicion, some reported through Alaskan media outlets even before the Vice Presidential buzz, that the child actually belongs to her daughter, Bristol Palin.
The story seems ludicrious, and surely the GOP workers that vetted her would have stopped McCain from choosing her if anything like this were true. Only, now it has come out that Governor Sarah Palin was not vetted properly. The McCain camp states that they didn’t feel it was necessary.
But DDay notes that Palin was vetted… by the Council for National Policy.
Yes, Sarah Palin Was Vetted
It certainly doesn’t seem like it, given the stories that have emerged within the past 48-72 hours. Put she most certainly was vetted, only not be the McCain campaign. She was vetted by the only group that matters – the super-secretive Council for National Policy.
If the rumor is true that Palin is the grandmother of Trig and not his mother, then it got passed McCain because it wasn’t McCain’s camp that vetted Palin, but the religious right. With Hillary now saying that she is going to campaign more vigeroulsy for Obama, look for this rumor to get more play. The Clintons know how to play hardball, and if this is sitting in their laps, they’re not going to let it slip between the lines.
Admitting that your seventeen year old daughter is pregnant is one thing, covering for an earlier pregnancy of her daughters is a whole other ballgame.
The deal isn’t to slam a 44 year old mother and her daughter for having a child at seventeen or having a child out of wedlock, the idea is to call Palin and the GOP out on their hypocritical bullshit.